BILL MURRAY COLORING BOOKS
 
BILL MURRAY COLORING BOOKS
 

ANOTHER month come and gone.  They tick by so quickly.  Soooooo quickly.  Too quickly.  (Something I’m most definitely NOT liking).  And with the end of another month comes another Postscript.  I wish I could tell you some amazing personal tales of adventure and excitement, of joy and blessings, but the fact of the matter is that this month has, for me at least, sucked some serious ass.

*Shrugs*  It happens.  It can’t be all awesomeness and gum drops all the time, so here’s to the end of one craptacular (one meaning mine and if it applies to you as well then by all means join in) July and to hopes of an amazing August that IS all awesomeness and gum drops and when I say gumdrops I mean tons of red ones and none of those funky minty green ones (blech!).

CHEERS, MY DEARS.

And with that toast I know present this month’s Postscript…

 

LITTLE LINKS OF LOVE:

BILL MURRAY COLORING BOOKS & INDOOR THUNDERSTORMS

 
FIREFLY CAST
 

::  I’m not much one of for gaming (anymore) but that was before I found out that the cast of Firefly is reuniting for a new online game (including my previously mentioned exception to my anti-ginger on ginger dating rule, Alan Tudyk – feel free to call me, Alan. *wink* and yes I’m rolling my eyes at myself because I know I’m delusional but I like my little imaginary world.  It’s a fun place to live)!  “This is so da bianhua!”  Shiny!  ::

 
tattoo pigs
 

::  Wim Delvoye.  I don’t remember how I came across this ass “artist” but part of me really wishes I hadn’t encountered his exploitative and cruel creations which he calls art.  He tattoos live pigs (obviously against their will) and sells their skin as “art” after they’re dead.  He has fled the European Union to avoid prosecution and now lives in China where he’s banned from exhibits.  I will not link to his site because I refuse to send him traffic but a quick internet search and you’ll find articles galore about him.  This is a polarizing subject so if you comment I ask that you keep the conversation respectful and constructive (as 99.99% of you always do. Good god you guys are awesome – thoughtful and intelligent. Muwha!)  ::

 
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::  Artist Berndnaut Smilde is creating clouds…inside.  The installations rely on a very precise set of parameters including smoke, moisture, temperature and lighting and the clouds are temporary.  Make sure to click here to see samples of his work.  It’s truly gorgeous and surreal.  ::  If a mere cloud isn’t good enough, if you prefer your clouds to be of the dark and brooding variety then you’re in luck!  You can have a thunderstorm in your living room with these interactive storm cloud light + speaker systems by designer Richard Clarkson!  You know how much I love thunderstorms so its $3360/lamp price tag is like a knife to the heart…especially since I would want my entire ceiling covered in them so every night I would go to sleep to my own personal thunderstorm.  Heaven.  ::

 

:: VIDEO ::

 
BILL MURRAY COLORING BOOKS
 

::  So last night I had a dream that I was friends with Bill Murray.  He owned a waterpark and brought me along as a guest.  He left to take care of some business and, left to my own devices, I discovered the park was overrun with kittens and there were college anatomy classes being offered in the shower/locker rooms complete with cadavers.  What does that have to do with anything?  Nothing, really, except for this video of Bill Murray “crashing” a bachelor party (which makes me wonder if all those Bill Murray urban legends might actually be true) and offering some words of wisdom…that and this AMAZING Bill Murray coloring book, Thrill Murray (which I WILL be ordering).  Long live Bill.  ::  I love my bobbed hair but I’m always jealous of the things I used to be able to do with it when it was long…like liberty rolls and French twists.  Then I came across this tutorial:  Shortcut To Style on Modcloth.  A tutorial for short haired ladies to help us rock our locks with a bit more versatility.  Hello, liberty rolls.  It’s good to see you again.  ::

 
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::  Ever have questions about death, funerals and embalming but were too embarrassed to ask?  Swing by The Order Of The Good Death, a group of funerary professionals, academics and artists who want to help make death less taboo and more…well…accessible and less frightening to society, as it should be.  It is, after all, the one thing we all have in common (aside from birth) so we really should learn to live with it, so to speak.  If you have a question, yo, they’ll solve it.  Check out their blog while their morticians embalm it.  Put ‘em on ice, ice baby.  Ding-ding-ding dingding-ding ding.  (what the hell is wrong with me?)  ::  A $330,000 lab grown burger?  Sure ‘nuff.  It was grown from stem cells. Do I like the idea of not killing animals?  Yup.  But this disturbs me on a gut level for oh so many reasons.  ::  And while we’re on the subject of unnatural nature, if you’ve ever wanted to wear an octopus on your head here’s a brilliant tutorial on how to make your own octopus hairpiece::

 
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::  Feel the need to do more with your instagram photos than just let them sit in their little digital repository collecting virtual dust?  The darling Sarah over at The Laughing Medusa has 20 tips on how to put your instagram photos to good use.  ::  I’ve been meaning to tell you about this post from Paige Z’s Tarot & Tea for months now.  It’s about throwing the bones.  If you’ve ever been curious about this ancient form of divination then Tarot & Tea’s updated ritual is a must-read.  No bones about it.  *insert rim shot here*  ::  And last but not least, I would be remiss to exclude this bit of comedy gold courtesy of Sharknado’s Tara Reid who talks science in her interview with GQ.  Bless.  ::

 

::  VIDEO  ::

 

Here’s to a happy August, my dears.  Let’s keep our fingers crossed for those gumdrops, shall we? XOX.

 

Kisses & Chaos,
Alli Woods Frederick

 
 

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WORDLESS WEDNESDAY:

THE ADORABLY CREEPY SCULPTURES OF SCOTT RADKE – MY FAVORITE KIND OF WEIRD.

 

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Kisses & Chaos,
Alli Woods Frederick

 
 

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*YOU KNOW THE DRILL.  SPOILERS GALORE SO READ AT YOUR OWN RISK*

 

DO YOU have any idea how hard it is for me NOT to make every single True Blood Tuesday about Pam and Eric?  Well, it’s hard.  It’s really f’ing hard.  They slay me.  (There I go with my bad puns…again.  I know.  Sorry.)

This week’s episode,“Karma,” kicked off with another of Pam and Eric’s brilliant exchanges:

 

Eric-Northman-Alexander-Skarsgard-and-Pam-Kristin-Bauer-van-Straten-are-set-to-meet-the-sun-in-HBOs-True-Blood-Season-7-Episode-6-entitled-Karma

 

Pam – “This is bullshit.  I imagined my death many times but I never thought I’d meet the sun in someplace with wall to wall carpet.”

and then with a smirk and a hint of sentimentality…

Eric – “Our first sunrise together.”

knowing, loving and indifferent but amused expressions exchanged.

 

That.  That right there.  How do you NOT love it?  Yeah.  You don’t.  You don’t not love it.  I love them and their chemistry so much that they drive me to use double negatives even though doing so causes me to have mild strokes, as that one just did.

So I’m wondering if it was just me or did anyone else notice a striking resemblance between Bill’s waiting room scene and the waiting room scene from Beetlejuice?  I wish I could find stills of the exact shot from both, but these were as close as I could get.  The parallels were striking.  So striking that I have to wonder if Beetlejuice was a source of inspiration.  If you have no idea what I’m talking about, queue up both scenes, give ‘em a watch and tell me if you see what I see or if I’m just connecting imaginary dots (as I am, admittedly, prone to do on occasion).

 

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beetlejuice waiting room

 

Although I found this episode to be a bit scattered in its editing for my liking (it jumped all over the place and tried to fit too many of the numerous storylines into one episode…which I hope they don’t make a habit of doing.  I know we’re getting down to the wire but that’s no excuse for sacrificing quality storytelling) it did have one of the only truly thoughtful, simple and heartfelt scenes between Jason and Sookie in the entire series…

 

SOOKIE TALKS LOVE WITH JASON

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I love those rare moments when Sookie speaks and Jason not only listens, but actually understands and absorbs what he’s being told (though to be fair Jason’s intellect has miraculously improved since season one…or his common sense has at least…either way it’s worked out in his favor even if it does mean we’ve lost some of his hilarious one-liners.)

And while I am disappointed that Sarah Spewlin, erm I mean Newlin, is a giant healing blood bag now and that she’s not going to meet her karmically perfect demise the way I had hoped in last week’s TTB, I am thrilled that there is a cure…which isn’t all that surprising. Can you imagine the rioting that would occur if the show killed off EVERYONE?!?!?!  It would not be pretty.  The writers would likely be tarred and feathered before being drawn and quartered , their heads then left on pikes all over Studio City as a warning to other writers who are contemplating slaughtering an entire and much beloved cast.  All out revolt, I tell you.

 

WHAT ARE YOUR PREDICTIONS FOR NEXT WEEK?  WILL BILL BE SAVED FROM THE TRUE DEATH?  WILL HIS OUTRAGE AND DISGUST WITH THE EXPLOITATIVE SYSTEM RESULT IN MORE HOMICIDAL BINGES?  WHAT WILL SARAH’S FATE BE?  HOW CAN SHE HEAL THE WORLD AND STILL RECEIVE JUSTICE AT ERIC’S HAND?

 

Enquiring minds want to know!  What do you think the future holds?  It’s always fun to see if who nails it…and who comes up with better storylines than the writers.  Share your theories in the comments below.

 
 

Clever Kisses & Creepy Violet-esque Chaos,
Alli Woods Frederick

 
 

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A BASIC FACT ABOUT DOUBT AND FAILURE

 

DOUBT AND FAILURE

 

So stop doubting and stop being afraid of failure.  Failures are how we learn.  Failures are how we become better.  Failures can lead to our greatest work.  Doubt creates fear and impotency.  So which one’s worse?  I take failure over doubt any day.  I hope you will too. Don’t let doubt destroy your dreams.
 
 

Kisses & Chaos,
Alli Woods Frederick

 
 

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CUCKOO CLOCKS ARE COOL AGAIN
 
CUCKOO CLOCKS ARE COOL AGAIN
 

STILNEST is a German-based worldwide collaborative design company (a concept and business model I freaking LOVE) that sells amazing 3D printed jewelry and whose aesthetic is minimalist  heaven…

 

MODERN, BOLD & CLEAN DESIGN

stilnes jewelry

 

Jump to cuckoo clocks:  I love ‘em.  Always have.  Pink ones, blue ones, old ones, new ones – I love cuckoo clocks.  There’s one buried somewhere in a box in my parents’ attic that I’ve wanted for years and have just been too lazy, erm I mean busy, to track down.  What the hell do cuckoo clocks have to do with anything?  Oh, only everything.

 

CUCKOO CLOCKS ARE COOL AGAIN THANKS TO STILNEST.

(AS THOUGH THEY EVER WEREN’T COOL.  PFFFT.  AS IF.)

CUCKOO CLOCKS ARE COOL AGAIN

 

Stilnest gathered a group of artists (who also happen to be strangers) from around the globe to collaborate on the coolest 3D printed creation EVER (okay…maybe the 3D printed artificial ears that are being used in reconstructive surgery beat these, but juuuust barely). Their mission?  To reimagine the cuckoo clock with the aptly named Cuckoo Project.  And boy, oh boy, did they ever succeed.

The Cuckoo Project’s clock is a far cry from traditional.  It combines social media, design, music and cutting edge technology.  How does social media come into play?  A traditional cuckoo clock is a pendulum based automaton that, once an hour, turns a gear that opens a door and from it emerges a little cuckoo bird to chirp and chime its little song.  But not so with the Cuckoo Project’s clock.

 

CUCKOO CLOCKS ARE COOL AGAIN

 

The designers created an automaton that, instead of marking the hour, marks hashtags (specifically #Stilnest).  And while I am a staunch fan of the traditional cuckoo clock designs, I’m also a staunch fan of anything beautiful and badass, which this “clock” clearly is.

 

JUST CHECK OUT THE AMAZING END RESULT…

AND MAKE SURE TO PUT A NAPKIN OVER YOUR KEYBOARD BECAUSE YOU’RE GUARANTEED TO DROOL.

 
CUCKOO CLOCKS ARE COOL AGAIN
 
CUCKOO CLOCKS ARE COOL AGAIN
 
STILNEST HAS MADE CUCKOO CLOCKS
 
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And you know what?  A little bird told me (yeah, I know…horrible pun…you should really be used to them by now…seriously) that they may be available to purchase in not only white (which I love) but in color too.  Sign me up.  Count me in.  I wonder if they’ll do a Tiffany blue (not likely since it’s trademarked – a fact I just found out and is now going to force me to intentionally and specifically use it in more of my art because trademarking a color is bullsh*t (even though I love Tiffany’s).  That’s like trademarking grass.  Sorry but I can’t support it nor can I stand for it.  For anyone else interested in some guerilla trademark infringement it’s Pantone color #1837, the hex numbers I’m finding for it vary wildly so what I might do is just take one of my little blue boxes on down to the paint store and have them scan the color to match and get the numbers that way.  It doesn’t really count if the color is “close enough,” now does it. Trademarking a color.  Asinine.  It’s physically impossible for me to roll my eyes big enough to adequately convey just how stupid that is…Okay.  I’ve gone off an a weird tangent.  Sorry). Soooooo…yeah.  Matte black would look nice, as would a soft matte lilac or violet.

 

What do you think?
Are you cuckoo for cuckoo clocks now?
What color clock would you want to see?
And if you had a 3D printer and could design & print anything in the universe what would it be?
And would you make it Tiffany blue to join my protest?  Let me know in the comments.

 

 

Bold Kisses & Cuckoo Chaos,
Alli Woods Frederick

 
 

P.S. – If you’re a designer, dig their style and think you have the chops, they have a standing call for designers.  They’re always looking to add talent to their ranks.  You can get the details and send your applications to Stilnest here.

 
 

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